CatsWhoCode.com So, you’ve spent some time building your e-commerce brand. You’re making a handful of sales each month, but it’s not taking off the way you hoped it would. You do a little digging into your analytics and you learn people who spend 20 minutes on your site almost always buy something. But those who check out just one or two pages, well, they don’t stick around long enough to spend any money. What gives? Being faster and more efficient is the goal of all web designers and developers. css3 menu,animation navigation menu In this new category called “Tips and Tricks” we will introduce some quick and interesting methods around web development and web design. In today’s tip we’ll show you how to spice up your menu by adding a neat hover effect to it. The idea is to slide an image out to the right when hovering over a menu item. Each menu item (which is a unordered list item in this case) will have an anchor containing two spans and an image: <ul class="mh-menu"><li><a href="#"><span>Art Director</span><span>Henry James</span></a><img src="images/1.jpg" alt="image01"/></li><!-- ...
ntent with Style - A CSS Framework In my Modular CSS article I documented the possibility of breaking down stylesheets into components that could be reused across projects. All well and good. The next logical step is to extend this to become a CSS framework, allowing rapid development of sites with pre-written and tested components. All that's really required to produce this is a set of naming conventions and a flexible base template... Who is this for? If you've been creating sites with CSS for a while you may be getting frustrated with having to recreate and retest basic layouts on a regular basis.
Grid Designer 2 If you're familiar with the grid, a bit of design and basic typography, using this script should be pretty easy - most of the functions are pretty self-explanatory. If you're unfamiliar with grids in general, you could start by reading an excellent series of articles by web designer Mark Boulton. For those who want a real understanding of the theory of grids in relation to design and typography, I strongly recommend this book. On the Columns tab, you can start your design in two ways: Fill in the number of columns, total width, gutters and margin widths, all specified in pixels - then press the design button. Recalculate the settings in various ways by clicking the row of buttons located next to each setting.
CSS Layout Generator About the CSS Layout Generator The CSS Layout Generator was first released by Tony Aslett in October 2003, since then over 871,000 layouts have been generated. Updated in November 2010, HTML5 doctype can now be selected and a simple HTML5 template with appropriate tags will be created. Other HTML and XHTML doctypes are still available. The generator helps you create the structure of your website template using valid HTML and CSS. Responsive web design Adapting your website layout to different screen sizes. The best way to discover what a responsive website does? Play! You can try it out using your browser window and other web-enabled devices, like iPhones, Android handsets, tablet computers, netbooks - the list is growing all the time. As you change the size of your browser window, you’ll notice columns collapsing into single paragraphs or breaking into multiple columns.
Cutting Edge CSS3 Typography Techniques Beautiful typography always intrigues me and I'm always looking for ways to combine web typography and technology to make them display better. Last month I got a chance to experiment with CSS3 typography techniques and see how far I could mix and match these techniques to create a visually stunning piece of typography on the web. Today, I’ll show you how you can use these CSS3 properties to spice up your typography or create stunning text effects in a way you don’t think is possible. Grid-A-Licious Back in mid 2008, I created a jQuery plugin. I named it Grid-A-Licious and described it as, "Divs are placed in chronological order with a special grid" because I had no clue how to explain it better. I used this script a lot and designed many sites with it during 2008. At first, people were very skeptic and confused on how to read the grid, and thought this kind of layout belonged in real papers. This reaction slowly faded away once the layout became more and more popular when different developers and designers started to create their own script's interpretation of the floating grid layout effect.
Create an adaptable website layout with CSS3 media queries Getting started Creating the default layout The first step of this tutorial is obviously to create a HTML page. I chose to make a simple HTML5 page with only a header image, a title, and some text. Copy the following code and paste it into a file named index.html. <! Css-only Alternative to the Select Element In this tutorial, I will present you my alternative solution to the select form tag. It’s css-only and it looks simple but really nice. We will use a list of radio elements, styled as a drop-down list, that will look and behave similarly to the select element. CSS3 Animator, HTML5 Animations, Create Stunning Animations with Ease The Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management platform simplifies the challenges of managing the software development lifecycle of web applications. Now you can seamlessly design, develop, and test data-intensive web applications and deliver the right user experience, on the right screen, at the right time. Sencha Platform for Web Application Lifecycle Management The Sencha portfolio of products and services forms an integrated, modular platform for managing the lifecycle of your cross-platform web applications.